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Dhoni overstaying his time as ODI skipper: Ian Chappell

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni is overstaying his time as India's limited over skipper and it is having debilitating effect on the Indian team.

"One tendency a successful captain has to guard against is outstaying his welcome. Captains have a use-by-date, after which their influence over the team's performance either wanes to the point of being negligible or their presence actively hampers the side," Chappell wrote in a column in ESPNcricinfo.

"MS Dhoni reached the latter stage some time back. The current Indian side is badly in need of new ideas and different stimulation; when the opposition has racked up nearly 1300 runs in four ODI innings, it's not all down to flat pitches and wayward bowling.

Chappell feels India Test captain Virat Kohli can provide the team will a fresh approach as he has proved in the longer format of the game.

“Virat Kohli has shown himself to be an aggressive leader and he is also in excellent batting form," he wrote. 
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